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MindGames Masters: Subspecialty Review for the General Psychiatrist

New for the 2024 Annual Meeting! A three-part educational experience that allows psychiatrists to assess their knowledge and learn more about five subspecialties in an engaging, fun, and competitive format!

How to Apply

Any psychiatrist in the U.S. (ACGME-accredited) or Canada may participate. Registration for this Paid Course is available as an add-on in the registration platform when you register for the in-person Annual Meeting. If you have already registered, visit the Registration Resource Center to add a Paid Course to your registration. Registration for MindGames Masters is $300.

A Three-Part Educational Experience

  • Part One

    Online Self-Assessment

    •   Online
    •   February 15 - March 15

    An in-depth, 100-question, 90-minute online self-assessment for 8 CME credits. The top three scores will be invited to compete in the live competition in May. Take the self-assessment by March 15 to be considered for the competition; participants who don't wish to compete can complete the self-assessment by December 31.

  • Part Two

    In-Person Review Course

    •  New York Marriott Marquis
    •  Sunday, May 5
    •  1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    This four-hour training course will advance your knowledge in the five subspeciality topics used to for the self-assessment questions: Geriatric Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Forensics Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

  • Part Three

    Live Competition

    •  Javits Center
    •  Monday, May 6
    •  Noon - 1:00 p.m.

    A live, Jeopardy-style competition featuring the course participants with the top three scores from the self-assessment. Participants will compete in a one-hour game to win the inaugural MindGames Master’s trophy.

More on the Online Self-Assessment

The self-assessment will be made available on February 15 via the APA Learning Center. Participants will have 90 minutes to complete 100 questions. The self-assessment submissions will be used to identify the top three highest scores and determine who will be invited to the in-person competition.

Self-assessment questions will be based on Geriatric Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry concepts.

Participants who wish to have their scores considered for the on-stage event need to complete the self-assessment by 11:59 p.m. EST on March 15, 2024. The top three finalists will notified on March 25 and invited to participate in the live competition. Registrants who are not competing to participate in the on-stage event will have access to the self-assessment until December 31, 2024. Upon completion of the self-assessment learners will be able to claim 8 CME credits. There will be an option to opt out of the live event that you can select on the self-assessment exam.

The scores of the top three candidates will be publicized. No other scores will be made public. However, if you would like to know your score, email [email protected].

Note: This is an individual self-assessment. Should multiple people within one practice want to take the self-assessment, each needs to register separately.

More on the In-Person Review Course

The MindGames Masters: Subspecialty Review for the General Psychiatrist Course will be held from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at the New York Marriott Marquis at 1535 Broadway.

The four-hour training course at the 2024 APA Annual Meeting will allow you to further your knowledge on the five subspecialty topics used to for the self-assessment questions. The activity will provide learners with 4 CME credits.

The subspecialty review will be led by the following subspecialty experts and focus on:

  • Rajesh Tampi, M.D., - Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Smita Das, M.D., - Addictions Psychiatry
  • Tobias Wasser, M.D., - Forensics Psychiatry
  • Rashi Aggarwal, M.D., - Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Arden Dingle, M.D., - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

More on the Live Competition

The self-assessment participants who earn the three highest scores will participate in MindGames Masters, a Jeopardy-style event, on Monday, May 6 at the 2024 APA Annual Meeting in New York City. The participants will compete in a one-hour game for one contestant to win the inaugural MindGames Masters' trophy.

Questions for the live competition will test competitors knowledge on a variety of psychiatry topics, and will not be limited to the subspecialty topics from the virtual self-assessment and in-person course.

The event will be hosted by Art Walaszek, M.D., and supported by three expert judges. The event will be held on the Mental Health Innovation Zone stage in the Javits Center and open to the public for viewing. This activity does not offer CME. Participants have the ability to opt out of being considered for the on-stage event.

Rules and Regulations

MindGames Masters: Subspecialty Review for the General Psychiatrist is intended to stimulate and challenge psychiatrists on their medical knowledge and their ability to quickly, critically and accurately apply such knowledge in answering questions related Geriatric Psychiatry, Addictions Psychiatry, Forensics Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry . Participants are expected to exhibit professionalism and fair play throughout the process.

General Game Rules and Regulations

  1. Registration for MindGames Masters opens December 11, 2023.
  2. The online self-assessment will be available on February 19, 2024. Although the self-assessment will not officially close before Annual Meeting, those who want their scores to be considered for MindGames Masters will need to complete the self-assessment completed by March 15, 2024. Any scores recorded after this cutoff time will not be considered. Registrants who are not competing to participate in the on-stage event will have access to the self-assessment until December 31, 2024.
  3. Participants are not required to be members of the APA.
  4. Participants will have a maximum of 90 minutes to answer all self-assessment questions.
  5. The clock starts ticking when the first question appears and ends once 90 minutes have elapsed or the participant completes all the exam questions, whichever comes first.
  6. Participants may not return to skipped questions or change a previous answer.
  7. The self-assessment should be completed without assistance (including books, internet, journals, colleagues, and any and all other forms of aid).
  8. Scores will be determined based on the number of correct answers. Ties will be broken in favor of the participant that completed the test in the shortest amount of time. Points will not be deducted for any incorrect or unanswered questions.
  9. The top three candidates will be announced on March 25, 2024. The selected candidates will have seven calendar days to inform APA whether they want to participate in MindGames Masters Jeopardy. If a candidate fails to respond, their slot will be offered to the next highest-scoring participant.

MindGames Master Jeopardy - Live Competition

  1. The MindGames Master Jeopardy final competition will occur on May 6, 2024 in New York City, as part of the 2024 Annual Meeting.
  2. The live competition will feature the top three highest-scoring candidates from the self-assessment/qualifying exam.
  3. There will be two rounds of game play, each with five categories containing five questions apiece. Each question is valued from 100 to 500 points by difficulty. If a candidate answers correctly, the point value of the question is added to the candidate’s score. An incorrect response, or a failure to respond within ten seconds, deducts the question’s value from the candidate’s score and allows the other candidates the opportunity to buzz in and respond.
  4. The moderator will select the first question. Subsequently, the candidate who last answered a question correctly will choose the next question.
  5. The moderator will read each question. To answer, candidates can buzz in after the question is read. If a candidate buzzes before the question has been read in its entirety, they are disqualified from answering that question.
  6. The candidate that buzzes-in first has 10 seconds to begin an answer. If they fail to supply an answer or answer incorrectly, a score deduction in the amount of the question’s point value will be assessed, and another candidate will have an opportunity to buzz in and answer.
  7. During game play, the moderator has the authority to accept or reject an answer. If there is a dispute, the moderator can request the judges to issue a ruling. The judges’ ruling is final.
  8. Any challenge must be advanced during game play. No challenges will be considered once the winner has been declared.
  9. Game play ends when all of the questions have been asked. The candidate with the highest accumulated score at the end of game play wins. Ties will be broken through a “sudden death” round, during which the first team to score will be declared the winner. During sudden death, the moderator will read questions from randomly chosen categories.

Accreditation

MindGames Masters Virtual Self-Assessment Activity

In support of improving patient care, American Psychiatric Association (APA) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABPN Approval for Continuing Certification

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the APA Annual Meeting Self-Assessment in Psychiatry and has approved this program as a part of a comprehensive self-assessment, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of continuing certification.

APA reports continuing certification completion data on behalf of our members directly to ABPN, however, diplomates are still required to log on to their ABPN Physician Folios at least once per calendar year to attest to completion of their continuing certification activities.

MindGames Masters In-Person Course

In support of improving patient care, American Psychiatric Association (APA) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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